Free Crochet Mini Duck Pattern - Amigurumi Tutorial






Happy Friday! I'm happy to introduce you to Puddles the Duck!


He's a design I started in the Spring of last year and just couldn't get his features right. Flash forward a year, another go, and he's here!


He was a hard one to name and so many of you gave some great suggestions over on Instagram. It wasn't long and Puddles won the vote.


I'm even more partial to the name Puddles considering we've had a lot of rain while working on his pattern.


If you're new to amigurumi be sure to check out our Tips page, I'll walk you through the methods used below!


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Materials -

  • Size 4 worsted weight yarn (75 yards of white, small amount of orange)
  • 3.5 mm crochet hook
  • 9mm safety eyes
  • Black crochet/embroidery thread for eyebrows/eyelashes (optional)
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle
  • Stuffing
  • Stitch markers


Abbreviations - US terminology

MC- Magic circle

SC- Single crochet

SC INC- Single crochet increase

INV DEC- Invisible decrease

St(s)- Stitch(es)

Ch - Chain



Finished mini duck measures approximately 4.5 inches tall.


NOTES -


- Slowly stuff as you go, you want it to be firm but not stretched. You will be working in the round; I like to use a stitch marker at the beginning of each round.

- The body and head will be made in one piece.



Beak –

With orange

Round 1: Create a magic circle with 6 SC

Round 2: SC around (6)

Round 3: SC in the first st, SC INC in the next, rep around (9)

Round 4: SC around (9)

Round 5: SC in the first 2 sts, SC INC in the next, rep around (12)

Round 6: SC in the first st, SC INC in the next, rep around (18)

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.









Body –


With white

Round 1: Create a magic circle with 6 SC

Round 2: SC INC in each st around (12)

Round 3: SC in the first st, SC INC in the next, rep around (18)

Round 4: SC in the first 2 sts, SC INC in the next, rep around (24)

Round 5: SC in the first 3 sts, SC INC in the next, rep around (30)

Round 6: SC in the first 4 sts, SC INC in the next, rep around (36)

Round 7: SC in the first 5 sts, SC INC in the next, rep around (42)

Rounds 8-15: SC around (42)

Round 16: SC in the first 5 sts, INV DEC in the next, rep around (36)

Round 17: SC in the first 4 sts, INV DEC in the next, rep around (30)

Round 18: SC in the first 3 sts, INV DEC in the next, rep around (24)

Round 19: SC in the first 2 sts, INV DEC in the next, rep around (18)

Round 20: SC around (18)

*We will now start the head*

Round 21: SC in the first 2 sts, SC INC in the next, rep around (24)

Round 22: SC in the first 3 sts, SC INC in the next, rep around (30)

Round 23: SC in the first 4 sts, SC INC in the next, rep around (36)

Round 24: SC in the first 5 sts, SC INC in the next, rep around (42)

Rounds 25-31: SC around (42)

 
Note: Here is where we will add the facial features before we start closing the head. Insert the eyes between rows 28 and 29, 5 stitches apart.

(Embroider your eyelashes/eyebrows before attaching the washer to the back.)

- Next sew your beak centered between the eyes adding a little bit of stuffing as you go.








Round 32: SC in the first 5 sts, INV DEC in the next, rep around (36)

Round 33: SC in the first 4 sts, INV DEC in the next, rep around (30)

Round 34: SC in the first 3 sts, INV DEC in the next, rep around (24)

*Continue to stuff the head firmly.

Round 35: SC in the first 2 sts, INV DEC in the next, rep around (18)

Round 36: SC in the first st, INV DEC in the next, rep around (12)

Round 37: INV DEC around (6)

Fasten off and sew remaining part closed, weave in your end.



Wings- 

Make 2 (we will not be stuffing the wings)

With white

Round 1: Create a magic circle with 6 SC

Round 2: SC INC in each st around (12)

Rounds 3-4: SC around (12)

Round 5: SC in the first st, SC INC in the next, rep around (18)

Rounds 6-7: SC around (18)

Round 8: SC in the first st, INV DEC in the next, rep around (12)

Round 9: SC around (12)

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.



Feet- 

Make 2 with orange

Round 1: Create a magic circle with 6 SC

Round 2: SC INC in each st around (12)

Round 3: *SC in the first 3 sts, ch 3, SC into the next st*, rep twice more

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.








Tail –


With white

Round 1: Create a magic circle with 6 SC

Round 2: SC INC in each st (12)

Rounds 3-4: SC around (12)

Round 5: SC in the first 3 sts, SC INC in the next 6, SC in the last 3 sts (18)

Round 6: SC around (18)

Round 7: SC in the first 6 sts, SC INC in the next 6, SC in the last 6 sts (24)

Round 8: SC around (24)

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.






Assembly –


- Sew the feet onto the bottom of the body. Optional – Pin in place before sewing to find the depth you would like your feet to stick out.

- Next, sew the wings onto the body. I started at round 11 and ended at round 16 when counting from the bottom.

- Lastly, sew the tail onto the back of the body, stuffing lightly as you go.






Your mini duck is complete! I hope you have enjoyed making this pattern, thank you so much for stopping by!

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